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Dr Faryal Khalid

Postdoctoral Research Fellow



Ongoing projects:

  • Bilateral UK & US Offshore Wind R&D Programme: Technology demonstration of an active mooring component, IMS, as it progresses towards commercialisation. The IMS reduces peak mooring line loads for floating wind turbines.
  • OffAqua: Assessing the impact of dynamic environmental conditions on structural risk for the development of offshore aquaculture in the UK.


  • Floating Wind Joint Industrial Project: Demonstrate scaled IMS prototype to meet floating offshore wind requirements through collaboration with industry.
  • Dynamic Load Reduction and Station Keeping Mooring System for Floating Offshore Wind: Combined physical and numerical testing to demonstrate the load reduction capabilities of the IMS.
  • MaRINET2: Integration and cooperation between leading European research infrastructure and facilities specialising in offshore renewable energy systems.
  • OPERA: Delivery of open access, high-quality open-sea operating data to support wave energy development.



PhD University of Exeter

Developed a combined risk-return methodology using system reliability assessment and energy output to determine location-specific guidelines for future offshore wind farm deployments at various stages of the industry lifecycle. Her work is supervised by Dr. Philipp Thies and Prof. Lars Johanning.

PhD thesis: Reliability assessment approach through geospatial mapping for offshore wind energy

Bachelors - Jacobs University Bremen

Degree programme in Earth and Space Sciences (specialising in Oceanography) understanding a combination of traditional geoscience disciplines such as geology, oceanography and environmental science.

BSc thesis: Analysis of In Situ Ocean Wave Measurements: A Feature Classification Scheme and its Dependency on Different Sea State Regimes.